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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Workshop geared to inform on small-scale crop production

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  • Those interested in taking advantage of crops that can be grown commercially, but do not require hundreds of acres, can register for the second of a two-part series sponsored by USDA’s Risk Management Agency and Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension.
     
    “The Food Safety Workshop is the second of a two-part series and will include information on fertigation, pest management, Good Agricultural Practices , record keeping, post harvest handling and more,” said Jennifer Jensen, OSU Cooperative Extension assistant, risk management education.
     
    The workshop is slated Tuesday at Neng Thao’s Farm, 5684 U.S. Highway 412, in Rose., beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing through mid-afternoon. Afternoon presentations will be held indoors at the First Baptist Church of Leach, 5804 U.S. Highway 412.
     
    There is no cost to attend but participants are asked to pre-register by contacting Jensen at 405-744-9826 or jennifer.jensen@okstate.edu, or Cee Cha, local Rose producer, at 720-331-5839 or ntziacha@yahoo.com. A traditional Hmong luncheon and refreshments will be provided.
     
    The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency and Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestrysponsor the workshop.

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